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Holding illegal polluters accountable.

GenOn Energy illegally dumped manganese, selenium and other pollutants into the Conemaugh River for years. In 2007, we sued to stop the pollution. In 2011, a judge ruled the company liable for a staggering 8,684 Clean Water Act violations. GenOn was ordered to end the pollution and pay a record-breaking $3.75 million to restore the river.

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PennEnvironment launches door-to-door campaign

Residents of Harmony Township and Ambridge should expect a few more knocks at their doors this summer. 

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Filmmaker Josh Fox, Local Groups, Bring New Fracking Documentary GASLAND 2 to Pittsburgh

Josh Fox, director of the 2011 Academy Award-nominated documentary Gasland, joined grassroots groups, environmental organizations, medical experts, and residents affected by gas drilling activities to discuss the dangers of drilling and to introduce Fox’s new documentary film, Gasland 2, prior to the nationwide July 8 premiere on HBO.

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Conservation secretary's forced resignation 'has nothing to do with any public policy,' Corbett spokesman says

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources secretary resigned at the governor's request Thursday, but the reason was not immediately disclosed. 

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Pennsylvania Tightens Air Quality Permits

As a result of a lawsuit brought by Earthjustice on behalf of the Sierra Club, the Clean Air Council, and PennEnvironment, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) updated and strengthened air quality permits for coal plants across the state.

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News Release | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

Almost 9 out of 10 Pennsylvanians Live in Areas Hit by Recent Weather Disasters; New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather

Six months after Hurricane Sandy led to fourteen deaths in Pennsylvania, a new PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center report finds that weather-related disasters are already affecting hundreds of millions of Americans, and documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.

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